Category: Honored Tradition

Life of American Fireman

Life of American Fireman

January 8, 2010 | By

Life of an American Fireman, directed by Edwin Porter was released in January 1903.   This film was another in Thomas Edison’s Kinetoscope Company collaborations with Porter.  The film is about the rescue of a woman and her child from a burning building. The film was shot on Rhode Island Avenue in East Orange, New Jersey […]

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A Trip to the Moon

A Trip to the Moon

January 5, 2010 | By

A Trip to the Moon was made in 1902 by the French magician turned filmmaker Georges Méliès.  Between 1896 and 1913, he directed over 500 films many of them using stop action camera techniques to reveal a sense of magic. A Trip to the Moon was produced in his Star Film studio.  Méliès released both back […]

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The Great Train Robbery

The Great Train Robbery

January 3, 2010 | By

The Great Train Robbery was produced by Edison Company in 1903.  The film was shot in November and released a month later. It was a huge financial success. Edwin Porter directed the film and wrote the screenplay.  Porter had worked his way up the fledging  film industry.  Hired by the Edison Company in 1900, the […]

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